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|Includes: AUY, EF, FAF, Nike Inc. (NKE), NUE, WBA, WIRE

 NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) reported diluted earnings per share increased 1 percent to $1.04 compared with the same period last year of $1.03 per share. analysts average 0.97. NKE beats by $0.07

First quarter revenues decreased 12 percent to $4.8 billion compared to $5.4 billion for the same period last year. 
Nike, Inc. designs, develops, and markets footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products worldwide.
Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) announced, excluding items, were 44 cents per diluted share compared with 45 cents per diluted share, in the same quarter a year ago. analysts average 0.39. WAG beats by $0.08
Fourth quarter sales increase 7.6 percent to record $15.7 billion.
Walgreen Co. operates a chain of drugstores in the United States. 
The board of directors of Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) declared the regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.35 per share on Nucor's common stock. This cash dividend is payable on November 11, 2009 to stockholders of record on September 30, 2009, and is Nucor's one-hundred forty-sixth consecutive quarterly cash dividend.
Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada.
Encore Wire Corporation (NASDAQ: WIRE) announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend.
The two-cent per share dividend will be paid on October 16, 2009, to stockholders of record at the close of business on October 2, 2009.
Encore Wire Corporation manufactures copper electrical building wire and cable for residential, commercial, and industrial construction industries. 
Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE: AUY) announced its third quarter dividend of US$0.01 per share. Shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2009 will be entitled to receive payment of this dividend on October 14, 2009.
Yamana Gold, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of gold properties.
Sanders Morris Harris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: SMHG) announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.045 per share of common stock. The dividend will be payable on October 15, 2009, to common shareholders of record at the close of business on October 1, 2009.
Sanders Morris Harris Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides asset/wealth management and capital markets services. 
The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 22 cents per common share. The cash dividend is payable on Oct. 15, 2009, to shareholders of record as of Sept. 30, 2009. First American has paid a cash dividend for each of the last 100 years.
The First American Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides business information and related products and services in the United States.
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